A 3-year-old child drowned Friday evening in a pool in Louisville.
Blount County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the West Cumberland Drive residence around 8 p.m. and found AMR ambulance paramedics attempting to revive the girl.
Her family told deputies she had been eating dinner outside at a picnic table and was found in the pool by a relative who went out to check on her.
Witnesses attempted to perform CPR on the child before help arrived, according to BCSO.
The child was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, where she was pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed Saturday morning at the Knox County Regional Forensics Center confirmed the death was caused by an accidental drowning, according to a statement released by BCSO.
Her name has not been released yet.
“We are saddened by this young girl’s death, and I extend my deepest sympathies to her family,” Sheriff James Berrong said in an issued statement. “I cannot imagine losing a child, especially a baby. It is always heartbreaking for our deputies when we respond to any incident when a child or children are the victims. This was a tragic incident, and my deputies and I feel very deeply for her family.”
The incident remains under investigation.